|Out Of Strach 01 - January 2013 - Jan Strach|
In January 2013 Jan Strach made a New Year's resolution to upload a multimedia album each month, containing various creations that he had invoked during the month before. The reason for this activity is twofold. First, to stimulate my own creativity and motivate me to constantly make things, second, to provide entertainment to the gerenal public. Each episode ought to contain at least: -1 music piece, -1 graphic creation, -1 movie, -1 text piece...
Keywords: Jan Strach; Underpolen; Multimedia Album
|[UPL 053] Secrets Of The 45 - Verdant Peal - Secrets Of The 45|
"Verdant Peal", 12th album by Secrets Of The 45 utilizes field recordings collected over two summers to create a set of summer-inspired soundscapes. Ambient, drone, noise, collage, tape music with hints of musique concrete join forces to create a diverse jungle of hazy, sweaty sonic paintings. Birds in a forest, suburbian lawnmowers, children's voices, murky tape experiments, children's toys, distant conversations, prepared vocals emerging and collapsing from the sticky dark, with snippets of mu...
Keywords: SOT45; secrets of the 45; underpolen; jan strach; ambient; drone; dark ambient; tape music; experimental; noise; summer
|[UPL048] Proyect? Moone Jazzers - Cold Strike - Proyect? Moone Jazzers|
Proyect? Moone Jazzers comes back with another album, stylistically diverse and well thought-out. The arrangements, deceivingly simple at first, develop and blossom in meditative improvisations, raging from jazz through blues to classical music, bringing to mind creations of the impressionist composers. Everything is as always served in an intimate diy atmosphere, creating the unique atmosphere present on all recordings by Proyect? Moone Jazzers.
Keywords: Proyect Moone Jazzers; Proyect?MooneJazzers; underpolen; piano; lo-fi; jazz; blues; classical; neoclassica; meditative; instrumental; improvisation
|[UPL 006] poj. wlkp - Czas Jest - poj. wlkp|
A great step forward, this is the first poj. wlkp album recorded properly on an 8-track, using regular microphones, contact microphones and generally sounding clean - but also way more experimental than the previous offerings, thanks to possibilities offered by the new recording environment. From the multilayered "Można czekać" with strange vocal harmonies and busy flutes echoing in the background, through "Drzwi" drenched in reverb, more folk-inclined "Poddasze1", "Owce" and "Wiatr", honest a...
Keywords: poj.wlkp, underpolen, czas jest, neofolk, polish
|[UPL 024] Nhumbhrukh - Moje - Nhumbhrukh|
Asymmetrical drum loops, overlayed on some more asymmetric drum loops, or kick-drums interlocked in eternal buzz. On top of them instrumental samples, not matching, struggling, emerging and dissolving, merging into a heap of noise. The vocals growl, groan and whine, the noise becomes almost unbearable. By themselves, the samples could be perceived as normal, even pretty. Combined into this chaotic noise, they are only relentless...
Keywords: underpolen, nhumbhrukh, cybergrind, dhc, noise, amateur
Downloads: 258 (1 review)
|[UPL 044] Proyect? Moone Jazzers - Jazzing To The Cat-like Moon - Proyect? Moone Jazzers|
Proyect? Moone Jazzers, a mysterious musician from Western Europe, returns and this time presents ethereal, soothing melodies. Jazzy melodies are underpinned by a homemade, diy atmosphere, resounding on the background of a car alarm of dogs barking out on the street - which adds an intimate, mysterious dimension to the whole.
Keywords: Proyect? Moone Jazzers; Jazzing to the cat-like moon; underpolen; lo-fi; lofi; piano; jazz; diy; ethereal
|[UPL 017] Projekt Luty - Skóra - Projekt Luty|
Starting with growled noise-rock, slipping into no-wave experiments, then filling with echoing synths, nonsensical banging then takes a step into a crazy acid 303. Silence, more silence, and 2 deranged covers, closed nicely with a kooky punk-rock song. This album is perhaps the best illustration of the ever-going, never ending transition that Projekt Luty underwent during the period of their greatest activity...
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, noise rock, post-punk, amateur, psychedelic
|[UPL 033] Underpopular Hits vol.1 - Various Artists|
Originally we intended to use it to celebrate the 30th album release of Underpolen, however we did not have enough time. So here it is now: 20 tunes, hand-picked by Jan Strach, 1 song from each of the first 20 (chronologically, not according to catalog numbers) albums released by Underpolen. As a bonus, three previously unpublished tunes. Recommended to everybody willing to "dive into" Underpolen for the first time.
Keywords: underpolen, compilation, best of, va, various artists, poj.wlkp, projekt luty, secrets of the 45, sot 45, momolot, nhumbhrukh
|[UPL 041] Akcja Zorganizowanej Przeciętności - Dżon - Akcja Zorganizowanej Przeciętności|
Jan Strach returns as "Akcja Zorganizowanej Przeciętności" with a new album of twisted songs collected during 5 years that have passed since the last album. Still present, while staying at a bit higher overall level, are prevailing casio melodies, skewed beats, mixed genres, jumps from one style to another, unpredictable, catchy melodies and semi-conscious lyrics. A.Z.P. invites you to zany fun to kaleidoscopical, often danceable rhythms!
Keywords: akcja zorganizowanej przeciętności; a.z.p; azp; underpolen; jan strach; ecclectic; amateur; casio; odd time signatures; offbeat; weird; pop; synthpop; casiopop
|[UPL 030] Everywhere Kingdom - 1 - Everywhere Kingdom|
"1 (Black)" is a set of improvisations for guitars and synthesizers as well as sonic experiments. All the tunes were recording to a cassette tape, repeatedly covering, interrupting and completing previously recorded pieces.
Keywords: everywhere kingdom, underpolen, jan strach, improvisation, freeform, amateur
|[UPL 031] Projekt Luty - Wzrok - Projekt Luty|
Another collection of songs from 2004,radiates with blurry spaces, echoing female and male vocals accompanied by quite charming melodies. Featuring Yu, Stach, Strach, while also borrowing material from jam sessions with Skibcio and Mały, the material is diverse, but consistent in its melancholical - dreamy colors.
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, dream pop, chillwave, amateur, lo-fi
|[UPL 011] Secrets of the 45 - Halali Tapes - Secrets of the 45|
"This album is a combination of two of my obsessions: thrift store tapes and nature, and here particularly hunting. I found a tape of songs about hunting in a thrift store and that gave me an idea. The 4 long compositions here, constructed from slowed down hunting songs, tape hiss, wildlife sounds, self-hypnosis tapes and hunting trumpet signals, are supposed to picture the majesty and mystery of a primeval forest...
Keywords: sot45, secrets of the 45, ambient, underpolen, environmental, conceptual
|[UPL 047] Everywhere Kingdom - 2 (Blue) - Everywhere Kingdom|
The second album by Everywhere Kingdom follows the strict rules of the first release: All the sounds here are improvised, with no specific ideas as to style, rhythm, with open mind, letting whatever happens to happen. That said, this offering is quite different from the previous release - the recorded melodies, improvised using synths, guitars and effect pedals, were trimmed from meaningless meanderings and the most lyrical, trancelike repetitions were chosen and then meticulously layered atop o...
Keywords: everywhere kingdom; blue; jan strach; underpolen; improvisation; organised improvisation; layered; chillwave; synths; echo; reverb
|[UPL 029] Secrets of the 45 - Båten Forliser - Secrets of the 45|
The 8th album by SOT 45 starts with an innocent melody, but quickly descends into murky, bellowing passages, with eerie beauty and groaning creepiness interchanging. All sounds used for creation of the album were taken from "Peer Gynt" suite by Edvard Grieg. Also the concept and the titles are inspired by Henrik Ibsen's dramatic interpretation of the myth. The music is sometimes harsh but mostly shows at least partially the classic gems that were used for the creation...
Keywords: sot45, secrets of the 45, grieg, ambient, experimental, conceptual, plunderphonics
|[UPL 020] Momolot - Momolot - Momolot|
Momolot, consisting of Momo and Jan Strach, recorded an instrumental rock album, inspired by multilingual underwater adventures. The result is an ambitiously mixed, dense and fun jungle of amateurish guitar meanderings and primitive keyboard freakouts.
Keywords: momolot; jan strach; momo; underpolen; amateur psych
Downloads: 139 (1 review)
|[UPL 059] Jan Strach - Jan Strach piszczy w narożniku EP - Jan Strach|
A selection of tracks recorded between 2006-2012 onto a 8-track recorder. Partially recorded in a bedroom corner, partially in the new place in the "Nad Garażem" studio. Little tunes, vocals or no vocals, in a diy, lofi spirit which Jan Strach remains faithful to. If you like casio melodies, ecclectic approach, and a jittery, blurry atmosphere, you might enjoy this.
Keywords: jan strach; underpolen; casio; pop; lo-fi; DIY; amateur; raw
|[UPL 007] Secrets of the 45 - Ribbons Rabbit Rain - Secrets of the 45|
Inspired by children and their unbelievably short attention spans, SOT 45 took several children songs and chopped them into pieces not longer then 1 second, then rearranged them into entirely new melodies. The effect is a little crude (it is a debut after all), but the short melodies are intriguing, sometimes, sweet, sometimes bordering on noise.
Keywords: sot45, secrets of the 45, underpolen, glitch
|[UPL 046] Underpopular Hits vol.2 (2012) - Various Artists|
For the second "Underpopular Hits" compilation 1 song was selected from each of Underpolen releases 21 to 41. Ranging from folk, through ambient, conceptual piano soundscapes, experimental guitar freakouts, funny synthpop, it reflects pretty well the diversity of Underpolen, bounded together by a strong DIY feel and a lot of originality. As a bonus, three previously unpublished songs were added.
Keywords: Various Artist, compilation, best of, underpolen, underpopuplar hits, Proyect? Moone Jazzers, Projekt Luty, poj.wlkp, Secrets of the 45, SOT45, Akcja zorganizowanej Przeciętności, a.z.p., deftechnixks, everywhere kingdom, lugol's iodine
|[UPL 016] Projekt Luty - Kowalski - Projekt Luty|
Leaving the trip-hop influenced brooding passages behind, Projekt Luty takes a step into the realm of quasi-punk weirdness, minimal proto-melodies, crazy drums, and all kind of noises, electronic and acoustic, thrown in. Rhythms and no-rhythms, screams, whistles and feel-good anthems are mixed into an amateurish and abrasive celebration of rock in general. Projekt Luty is an ever-existing musical project consisting of Jan Strach and any number of any persons...
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, post-punk, no wave, amateur, psychedeliv
|[UPL 055] Projekt Luty - Rejestrator - Projekt Luty|
This is an important album for Projekt Luty for two reasons. It is the first album recorded in nine years; plus, it is the first one recorded in "studio" conditions so to speak, or at least was not recorded to casette tape like all the previous ones. Musically as always with Projekt Luty it is unpredictable, but at the same time surprisingly coherent. Songs are locked within a tornado of swirling effects, simple tranceful repetitions of guitars and keyboards and occasional freakouts...
Keywords: projekt luty; underpolen; polish, amateur; garage rock; krautrock; post-punk; diy; stach; jan strach; underpolen; garage rock; amateur; kraut; post-punk
|[UPL 018] Projekt Luty - Pająk - Projekt Luty|
Another stylistic detour for Projekt Luty, this time employing a different set of collaborators - there is no humor here, but some genuinely interesting riffs, floating in space next to wordless vocalisations and disjointed acoustic folk. Things turn weirder when angry screaming and prepared guitar sets in, culminating in a 20-minute long vocal passage, processed electronically until only static and crackle remain...
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, folk, freeform, dark, amateur
Downloads: 108 (1 review)
|[UPL 039] Momolot - Momolot 2 - Momolot|
The material, recorded not long after the first album, represents a different face of Momo and Jan Strach: This time the band presents more song-oriented forms, awkwardly yet charmingly juggling styles and feelings. More or less rocking songs struggle between folk, disco, southern rythms and even punk. Momo on vocals in songs 1 and 6.
Keywords: momolot, momo, jan strach, underpolen, amateur, rock, garage
|[UPL 034] Projekt Luty - Lambada - Projekt Luty|
Less experimental and definitely much heavier and rock-oriented, the 10th album of Projekt Luty presents a collection of catchy heavy riffing, energetic drumming accompanied by screams, squaks and groans about romantic and abstract themes. Oscillating between rhythmical noise, math rock and post-punk in a very amateur setting, mr Stach and Strach are having good fun and rock out the most from all the albums so far.
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, noise rock, screamo, amateur
|[UPL 054] Jan Strach - O.O.S. - Jan Strach|
Jan Strach returns with a collection of songs gathered from his short lived "Out of Strach" project which presented each month a new short film, photos, a short story and two pieces of music. The songs were recorded between January and May and due to the time constraints JS had to go with the first inspiring thought that he got at the moment - whichgave some great and varied results. The opening track is based on the reversed melody of "Frere Jacques" but ends in a stoner feakout...
Keywords: Jan Strach; Underpolen; amateur; rock; d.i.y; lofi; garage rock
|[UPL 015] Projekt Luty - Potwór - Projekt Luty|
"Potwór" sounds like a more laid-back and experimental version of "Zza". There still are looped jazz samples, but also a compressed breakbeat in "Rurociag" and the never-ending kraut-folk of "Dis-re-mis-re-placement". Projekt Luty is an ever-existing musical project consisting of Jan Strach and any number of any persons. Apart from that, there are no rules in Projekt Luty - the music is improvised as we go on (sometimes there is one or two rehearsals), style ranging from minimalistic humming, t...
Keywords: poj.wlkp, underpolen, jan strach, psychedelic, trip-hop, amateur
|[UPL 043] Projekt Luty - Nurt - Projekt Luty|
Projekt Luty presents another new archival record, full of psueoindustrial beats, heavy guitars, catchy riffs, psychodelic noises as well as some melody from time to time. Punk, singing, screaming, squeals, casio percussion, amateur passion collide in a traditionally pleasantly chaotic mixture.
Keywords: projekt luty; stach; jan strach; underpolen; amateur; industrial; no wave; psychedelic; indie; casio
|[UPL 036] Proyect? Moone Jazzers - The Murders Of The Static - Proyect? Moone Jazzers|
"The Murders Of The Static" is a riveting concept album about a schizophrenic mass murderer, falling deeper and deeper into the chasm of his insanity, a musical journey through beautiful songs and disturbing, multi-instrumental soundscapes, a combination of inspired melodicism and dark, psychedelic atmosphere, at the darkest moments invoking tormented soundscapes by Current 93 or Dead Raven Choir. And here is the back story as the composer describes it: The Murderer of the static was a man who h...
Keywords: Proyect? Moone Jazzers, The Murders Of The Static, Underpolen, Concept album, Piano, Multi instrumental, amateur
|[UPL 045] Deftechnixks - Made Way - Deftechnixks|
Jan Strach continues to experiment with accident and randomness in music, with this album trying to find balance between chaos and the creator's conscious choices. Each song consists of 5 tracks: Drums, bass, keyboard, guitar, vocals. The recording consisted of recording (in one take) one track for each of the songs, then leaving it for a couple of days in order to forget them. After the pause, another track was recorded listening to the previous ones, in one take, forcing the musician to improv...
Keywords: deftechnixks; underpolen; jan strach; experimental rock; avant-garde; randomness; stochastic; amateur; lo-fi; rock
|[UPL 014] Projekt Luty - Zza - Projekt Luty|
On this album: Murky slow beats, minimalistic synth repetitions, echoing jazz loops and twinkling guitars make this debut album interesting. Trancelike atmospheres, asymmetric intrusions, buzzing drones, half-spoken, half-whispered lyrics. Projekt Luty is an ever-existing musical project consisting of Jan Strach and any number of any persons. Apart from that, there are no rules in Projekt Luty - the music is improvised as we go on (sometimes there is one or two rehearsals), style ranging from mi...
Keywords: projekt luty, Jan Strach, underpolen, amateur, trip-hop, ecclectic, lo-fi
|[UPL 001] poj. wlkp - Odglosy Ptakow - poj. wlkp|
poj. wlkp's debut album are 7 acoustic songs, all one-take one voice-one guitar-one tape recorder offerings. The tunes are perhaps lacking technically, but earnest and pretty, especially when the author experiments with rhythm (Śnieg samotnie) or song structures (Czubki palców)
Keywords: poj. wlkp; underpolen
|[UPL 040] Lugol's Iodine - Staff EP - Lugol's Iodine|
Menacing, bleak poetry combined with trembling, post-industrial groove, tinged with electronic gothic and neofolk...The band has a strong sense of dynamics, administering cold sounds, which evolve from seemingly simple repetitions into hypnotizing soundscapes. From the band: The third album by the band, "Staff" EP, was created in a duo, or even a trio Lech, the only constant member of the project, is responsible for the majority of music, and the arrangement and performance of vocal lines (as we...
Keywords: lugol's iodine; staff ep; underpolen; industrial; post-industrial; goth; polish
|[UPL 035] Deftechnixks - Pawprinting EP - Deftechnixks|
"Pawprinting EP" gives beginning to an exciting process of developing perfectlyrandom music arranged by a computer, without any involvement by the composer. The results you can hear on this cd are notbreathtaking, however the record had to appear in order to constitute a basis on which the research can be improved and continued. Guitar chords on all frets in long and short variations, as well as in groups of four, ans drum sounds have been introduced to a computer, and then played back using the...
Keywords: deftechnixks, underpolen, jan strach, computer music, stochastic, aleatoric, chance, amateur, rock
|[UPL 025] Akcja Zorganizowanej Przecietnosci - 1 - Akcja Zorganizowanej Przecietnosci|
One day in 2007, Jan Strach decided to record a playful pop record using three simple ground rules: 1. One minute to write lyrics. 2. Each and every idea that popped into the artist's head had to be realised immediately. 3. Nothing is thrown away, the faulty bits are used as background for the successful ones. The result: A rickety, but colorful mixture of styles, wins and failures.
Keywords: akcja zorganizowanej przeciętności; akcja zorganizowanej przecietnosci; jan strach; underpolen; experimental pop
|[UPL 013] Secrets of the 45 - The Pivotal Janitor - Secrets of the 45|
"Inspired by story of Janus, the Italic god of change, doors and duality of everything. Also, one of Saturn's moons. Mentioned is the story of Carna, a Nymph whom Janus raped and then to make up for it, made her the goddess of hinges and doorknobs - hence one tune is composed entirely of doors creaking. Apart from that, a beautiful granulated acoustic guitar mixed with banging on a bucket and a tune played in a medieval castle; more magnetic tape; whistles; musical paper shredder...
Keywords: secrets of the 45, sot 45, underpolen, ambient, single-source, environmental, experimental, conceptual
|[UPL 026] poj.wlkp - Gdybym Umiał Mówić - poj.wlkp|
"Gdybym umiał mówić" is an instrumental album, the 7th of poj. wlkp. The style can be broadly put under "folk" since the main instrument used here is the acoustic guitar. However the tunes vary between short solo melodies, dense sparkling soundscapes or hollow, echoing murmurs. Electric guitar is used to some extent, as well as occasional flutes, improvised percussion or a droning bass. The album showcases nicely poj...
Keywords: poj.wlkp, underpolen, folk, acoustic, instrumental, guitar
|[UPL 028] Projekt Luty - Monokl - Projekt Luty|
The set of unpublished recordings "Monokl" is "Krokus"'s rhythmical, groovy twin. While "Krokus" issubdued and even meditative, these songs have beats, electronics and more humor to them. Some primitive acid attacks, pseudo-drum'n'bass, genuine punkrock, vocal freakouts and jazzy breakdowns await the listener on Projekt Luty's 8th album.
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, rock, post-punk, amateur
|[UPL 004] poj. wlkp - Duchy z Dołu - poj. wlkp|
poj. wlkp recorded his 4th album by primitive means, in a secluded cottage house. Although chirping birds can be heard in many pieces, the atmosphere is often that of despair. Flutes, guitars, mandolin overlayed using two tape recorders accompany the musician's voice on this record.
Keywords: poj. wlkp, duchy z dolu, duchy z dołu, underpolen
Downloads: 66 (1 review)
|[UPL 005] poj.wlkp - Serpentyna - poj.wlkp|
After some time spent trying to repeat the atmosphere and complexity of "Duchy z dołu", poj. wlkp decided instead to go back to the roots and recorded a simple set of songs, with melodies more traditional, but continuing the mood of contemplative melancholy. Songs 1-7 are simply voice and guitar, some songs sounding almost traditional and catchy. Number 8 seems to have been recorded on a portable dictaphone, while number 9 is oddly put through noise removing software and overdubbed with flutes.
Keywords: poj.wlkp, serpentyna, underpolen
|[UPL 012] Secrets of the 45 - Arkane Cuckoldry - Secrets of the 45|
"Toybodim vyolets" combines drone murmurs, disembodied groaning and gurgling whistles, meandering in colourless underworld . "Lucid & evitable" emanates strange and lonely space, with slowed-down guitar plucking and a melancholic beast whining next to the microphone in a silent contemplation. "One o clock" appears and dissolves in a trickle of effects, and "Pruritus" - combined of a year's worth of sounds recorded onto a 60min tape and overlayed to fit within 15 minutes, breaks the ambient atmos...
Keywords: secrets of the 45, sot 45, underpolen, arkane cuckoldry, ambient, concrete, experimental, environmental
|[UPL 050] Jan Strach - Jan Strach Otwiera Szafkę - Jan Strach|
Inspired by a bout of nostalgia, Jan Strach dove into his archive of a few dozens cassette tapes full of songs recorded between ages of 16-20. After digging through a few hundred tunes, he selected the most interesting to present to you, dear listeners. From regular songs with acoustic guitar in the style of early poj.wlkp, through experiments with two cassette players, casio-created ambient, sampled rock tunes and mandolin instrumentals, Jan Strach shows creations, in perspective maybe sometime...
Keywords: Jan Strach; Underpolen; amateur; rock; pop; experimental; lo-fi; garage; diy
|[UPL 032] Secrets of the 45 - Toothless in Deerland - Secrets of the 45|
"Toothless in deerland" is more trancelike than its predecessors, letting each sound present itself and draw the listener in, joined without hurry by a choir of semi-organic loops. Rattles, drones, elements moan and hiss, barely audible and recognizable. Some sounds seem to be there, but they are not. The source material was mainly concrete samples, which are still present raw and simple, completing the more melodic hums and stutters...
Keywords: sot45, secrets of the 45, underpolen, jan strach, ambient, collage, field recordings
|[UPL 008] Secrets of the 45 - Ich Liebe Sarah EP - Secrets of the 45|
"Sarah Connor is a pop-starlet from Germany, singing in english. She got famous by releasing three identical ballads in a short period of time. I imagined an obsessed fan who keeps her songs in cages, breeds them until they mutate into horrible creatures, wailing, unable to die. For some time you can hear three ballads layered upon each other, so you can hear for yourself how similar they sound. After that they dissolve into rather interesting noise." SOT 45 Songs by Sarah Connor are mangled, sp...
Keywords: underpolen, sot 45, secrets of the 45, avant-garde, plunderphonics, amateur
|[UPL 038] Proyect? Moone Jazzers - The Corridor - Proyect? Moone Jazzers|
A sinister vision of the future, described in apocalyptic poetry with menacing instrumentals as the background. A show of non-compromising authenticity, a mysterious musician with a unique vision, with a will to experiment and shock the listener on every curve. From the author: Somewhere in this cursed planet there is an alley, like so many others, and not many it is lightless, unkissed by the sun's embrace, paint pains the walls and the bricks are old a million years...
Keywords: proyect? moone jazzers, proyect moone jazzers, underpolen, amateur, experimental, poetry, apocalyptic, lo-fi
|[UPL 042] poj.wlkp - Most - poj.wlkp|
While preparing material for the new album, it appeared that between the previous album "Gdybym Umiał Mówić" and the present enough nice songs were created to be issued on a separate record. What sticks out on "Most" are three versions of the title songs, in very different arrangements. As always poj.wlkp tries to avoid obvious solutions and reaches for surprising stylistic and rhythmic measures, keeping in touch with the lyrical melodicism and intimate, somewhat dark atmosphere.
Keywords: poj.wlkp, most, underpolen, jan strach, acoustic, folk, rock, dark, experimental, amateur, lo fi
|[UPL 019] Projekt Luty - Sublokator - Projekt Luty|
Ecclectic, experimental and serious again, employing the most collaborators, and helped by mixing experiments to create a dense, sinister atmosphere. Feedbacks, industrial rhythms, piano solos then turn to folk, synthscapes and acoustic rock. The most mature, but also the most demanding offering from Projekt Luty. Projekt Luty is an ever-existing musical project consisting of Jan Strach and any number of any persons...
Keywords: projekt luty, underpolen, jan strach, experimental, psychedelic
|[UPL 010] Secrets of the 45 - Echidna Knots - Secrets of the 45|
"When I got my first digital dictaphone, for one year took it absolutely everywhere with me, documenting all the sounds around me. Then I chose the best ones, and constructed some joyful little collages which you can listen to on this album." SOT45 Buzzing fridge, an oboe playing busker, creaking stairs; someone banging away on a CASIO percussion; snippets of conversations; a children's song looped ad infinitum, someone banging on glass; someone throwing huge chunks of ice onto frozen lake; and ...
Keywords: sot45, secrets of the 45, underpolen, collage, experimental, field recordings
|[UPL 037] Secrets Of The 45 - Dvaelkvaela - Secrets Of The 45|
On February 2nd 2012,on the day of Candlemas, Secrets Of The 45 publish an album inspired by this holiday - a mixture of folklore and catholic symbolism. The whimsical title is a few words from various languages connected to the symbolism of the holiday, interweaving and combined. All the melodies on the record were created out of one church song. Imagining starless winter nights, empty fields covered in February ice, flickering candles in the windows of cottages, which were supposed to keep lig...
Keywords: secrets of the 45; sot45; underpolen; drone; ambient; single source; meditative
|[UPL 023] Wuj Mietek - Blacha u Stacha - Wuj Mietek|
One day Stach and Jan Strach got together at Stan's place and all of a sudden felt an overwhelming urge to make music. Not to be discouraged by lack of any musical instruments, they gathered pots, pans, bottles and metallic objects and recorded this wonderful short album.
Keywords: wuj mietek, jan strach, underpolen, post-punk, percussion, banging on pots
|[UPL 009] Secrets of the 45 - Reweler Móthan Paluditango - Secrets of the 45|
"Songs by Polish crooner Mieczysław Fogg, sampled, repurposed, reconstructed. The dark and murky aspect of the reveller music has been stressed here, combining the black / white elegant image of singers from the 40s with an image of sad lovers, drowning in swamps, surrounded by flowers, wrinkled drunkards stumbling through empty streets" SOT 45 Whirling strings, looped and distorted pianos, elegant vocals turning into crumpled howls - alternately shining and dark atmospheres, retaining the mela...
Keywords: sot 45, secrets of the 45, underpolen, experimental, conceptual, ambient
|[UPL 027] Projekt Luty - Krokus - Projekt Luty|
This album of unpublished recordings by Projekt Luty focuses on their softer side - the vocals are either accompanied by an assortment of folksy arrangements or a wall of soft synths, or there are no intelligible vocals whatsoever, only acoustic passages, flowing, tumbling, changing directions.
Keywords: underpolen, projekt luty, jan strach, folk, synth, soft, amateur